Posts with the tag “acts”

Experience - Day 13
by Paddy McCoy on April 12th, 2024
42 All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer. 43 A deep sense of awe came over them all, and the apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders. 44 And all the believers met together in one place and shared everything they had. 45 They sold their property and possessions and shared t...  Read More
Experience - Day 11
by Paddy McCoy on April 10th, 2024
22 “People of Israel, listen! God publicly endorsed Jesus the Nazarene by doing powerful miracles, wonders, and signs through him, as you well know. 23 But God knew what would happen, and his prearranged plan was carried out when Jesus was betrayed. With the help of lawless Gentiles, you nailed him to a cross and killed him. 24 But God released him from the horrors of death and raised him back to ...  Read More
Experience - Day 10
by Paddy McCoy on April 9th, 2024
14 Then Peter stepped forward with the eleven other apostles and shouted to the crowd, “Listen carefully, all of you, fellow Jews and residents of Jerusalem! Make no mistake about this. 15 These people are not drunk, as some of you are assuming. Nine o’clock in the morning is much too early for that. 16 No, what you see was predicted long ago by the prophet Joel:17 ‘In the last days,’ God says, ‘I...  Read More
Experience - Day 9
by Paddy McCoy on April 8th, 2024
7 They were completely amazed. “How can this be?” they exclaimed. “These people are all from Galilee, 8 and yet we hear them speaking in our own native languages! 9 Here we are—Parthians, Medes, Elamites, people from Mesopotamia, Judea, Cappadocia, Pontus, the province of Asia, 10 Phrygia, Pamphylia, Egypt, and the areas of Libya around Cyrene, visitors from Rome 11 (both Jews and converts to Juda...  Read More
Experience - Day 8
by Paddy McCoy on April 7th, 2024
1 On the day of Pentecost all the believers were meeting together in one place. 2 Suddenly, there was a sound from heaven like the roaring of a mighty windstorm, and it filled the house where they were sitting. 3 Then, what looked like flames or tongues of fire appeared and settled on each of them. 4 And everyone present was filled with the Holy Spirit and began speaking in other languages, as the...  Read More
Experience - End of Week 1
by Paddy McCoy on April 6th, 2024
INTRODUCTIONThe following is a guide to help facilitate discussion between you and the person you’re studying with, or with your Connect Group. Feel free to add, subtract, or change questions to fit the conversation, and pray for the Spirit to lead in all things.OPEN QUESTIONSWas there ever a gift or a promise you had to wait way too long to receive or be fulfilled (a diploma, someone’s hand in ma...  Read More
Experience - Day 6
by Paddy McCoy on April 5th, 2024
21 “So now we must choose a replacement for Judas from among the men who were with us the entire time we were traveling with the Lord Jesus— 22 from the time he was baptized by John until the day he was taken from us. Whoever is chosen will join us as a witness of Jesus’ resurrection.” 23 So they nominated two men: Joseph called Barsabbas (also known as Justus) and Matthias. 24 Then they all praye...  Read More
Experience - Day 4
by Paddy McCoy on April 3rd, 2024
12 Then the apostles returned to Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, a distance of half a mile. 13 When they arrived, they went to the upstairs room of the house where they were staying. Here are the names of those who were present: Peter, John, James, Andrew,Philip, Thomas, Bartholomew, Matthew, James (son of Alphaeus), Simon (the zealot), and Judas (son of James). 14 They all met together and we...  Read More
Experience - Day 3
by Paddy McCoy on April 2nd, 2024
6 So when the apostles were with Jesus, they kept asking him, “Lord, has the time come for you to free Israel and restore our kingdom?” 7 He replied, “The Father alone has the authority to set those dates and times, and they are not for you to know. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throu...  Read More
Experience - Day 2
by Paddy McCoy on April 1st, 2024
4 Once when he was eating with them, he commanded them, “Do not leaveJerusalem until the Father sends you the gift he promised, as I told youbefore. 5 John baptized with water, but in just a few days you will be baptizedwith the Holy Spirit.”It’s interesting how many times were told that Jesus ate with his followersafter the resurrection. The authors were fighting back against the idea thatJesus’ ...  Read More
Experience - Day 1
by Paddy McCoy on March 31st, 2024
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Lovewell: A Theology - Day 20
by Timothy Gillespie on January 20th, 2023
Acts 17:27-3127 “His purpose was for the nations to seek after God and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him—though he is not far from any one of us. 28 For in him we live and move and exist. As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’ 29 And since this is true, we shouldn’t think of God as an idol designed by craftsmen from gold or silver or stone.30 “God overlooked peop...  Read More
Lovewell: A Theology - Day 19
by Timothy Gillespie on January 19th, 2023
Acts 17:22-2622 So Paul, standing before the council, addressed them as follows: “Men of Athens, I notice that you are very religious in every way, 23 for as I was walking along I saw your many shrines. And one of your altars had this inscription on it: ‘To an Unknown God.’ This God, whom you worship without knowing, is the one I’m telling you about. 24 “He is the God who made the world and everyt...  Read More
Lovewell: A Theology - Day 15
by Timothy Gillespie on January 15th, 2023
Acts 1:88 but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and Samaria, and as far as the remotest part of the earth.”End Statement #3: Crosswalk will be relevant in living out the ways of Jesus in our place and time.The gospel is relevant, and we have been called to preach that gospel, to be those witnesses from o...  Read More